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The Nude Bomb (1980)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  9 May 1980 (USA)
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Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.

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Storyline

An unknown terrorist has developed a new type of bomb that will destroy clothing, but leave people unharmed. Agent Maxwell Smart (this time without 99 or Hymie) is taken out of retirement and sent back into the field to track down who this madman is and put a stop to his plans. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Would you believe... Maxwell Smart goes undercover to expose a plot to make the world naked? See more »


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9 May 1980 (USA)  »

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The Return of Maxwell Smart  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This is the only 'Get Smart' production that does not feature CONTROL as Maxwell Smart's intelligence agency. See more »

Goofs

During the fight, Max has a gas mask over his face. When he takes off Norman's mask, his own disappears from his face between shots. See more »

Quotes

Agent 36: You're a legend, 86. When I was studying well the Spy Academy I reviewed every one of your cases.
Maxwell Smart: Oh, well, wouldn't you like to hear my side of the story?
Agent 36: I think you're wonderful.
Maxwell Smart: Oh, you have heard my side of the story.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are based on Don Adams/Maxwell Smart's catch phrase "Would you believe...?" The words literally form the backdrop of the action; at one point "Would you believe a movie called 'The Nude Bomb' could receive a PG rating?" appears; and after Max inadvertently blows up the bad guy, the words "Would you believe a helluva explosion?" appear on screen. See more »

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References As the World Turns (1956) See more »

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You're Always There
Sung by Merry Clayton
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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Mostly a plug for the Universal Studios tour
26 December 2005 | by (Jacksonville Beach, FL) – See all my reviews

As another IMDb contributor has noted, it seems very strange that Universal wanted to make a Maxwell Smart movie -- in fact, at the time, there was talk of doing a series of Smart movies a la Inspector Clouseau -- and then went out of its way to remove nearly every element that made "Get Smart!" so funny. Nearly all of Don Adams' supporting cast (esp. Barbara Feldon and Edward "Chief" Platt) are absent here, as are rivalling spy agencies CONTROL and KAOS, as well as *any* of the show's writers or producers. Happily (with the exception of the deceased Platt), they'd all get it right nine years later, for the TV-reunion-movie "Get Smart, Again!" Indeed, as of this writing, that movie is the only "Get Smart" item available on DVD; better that than "The Nude Bomb," at least.


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